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Hickey Wins CIF San Diego Section Long Jump And High Jump Titles; Perez Qualifies For State Meet In 800-Meter Run

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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2019 11:09 am | Updated: 11:12 am, Tue May 28, 2019.

Islander Track & Field Head Coach George Green provides his update from the CIF San Diego Section Finals. “Saturday at Mt. Carmel High School, it was no surprise that Coronado’s Alysah Hickey would win both the high jump and long jump to advance to the State Meet in Fresno this Saturday. We had also hoped that Teresa Perez would advance in the 800-meter run and that too came to pass. Alysah won both of her events easily, clearing 5 feet, 8 inches in the high jump, and spanning 19 feet, 7.5 inches in the long jump. She’s the State leader in both events. 

“Teresa had to work a bit for her ticket to State, as only the top three finishers qualify. After a blazing fast start in the 800, Teresa was at the back of a tight pack at the 200-meter mark. She ran the first lap (400 meters) in 66.7 seconds. By then, she had moved up to mid-pack. With 250 meters left to go, she started passing other runners. At the top of the last curve, she was in second place, where she stayed until the finish. Her time was 2:13.71 so she ran about the same time for both laps (track aficionados call this ‘even splits’). The other runners came back to her. 

“Although Alysah and Teresa were our only two State Qualifiers, a few Islanders made the podium trip to pick-up a CIF medal for finishing in the Top 6 for Division II. Sofia Van Arsdale placed fifth in the 800 meters, Madden Hundley placed fifth in the 1,600 meters, and Victoria Perez placed third in the Discus. Because they posted the top marks in our division, which is Division II, Alysah and Teresa are both D-II section champs for this year. Team-wise we placed fourth among the 66 Girls Division II schools.

The Girls 4x400 relay team had a shot to finish in the Top 6 but came up a little short in eighth place with a time of 4:11.44. All but one of that team had already run a race. Van Arsdale ran the first leg. She handed off to Abigail Hundley who had previously run the 1,600. Regina Czerewko ran the third leg, and Teresa the anchor leg.

“Although he missed the podium by a couple of places, Nick Dunn had a great race in the 100-meter dash with an eighth place time of 11.18.

The State Meet is a two-day affair, held in Fresno at Buchanan High School. The Prelims are Friday and the Finals are Saturday. Saturday could be interesting as thunderstorms are in the weather forecast.”

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